Welcome to Pudong New Area
Pudong New Area is the premier destination in Shanghai for investors, talents and innovators.
Home to the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Shanghai FTZ) and a host of world-class business parks, Pudong has the most supportive business environment in the city.
The district offers unbeatable policy support for businesses and a streamlined administrative system and public security services to help expats gain work and residence permits quickly and conveniently.
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Overview of Pudong New Area
Pudong, once called "Chuansha," dates back to the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-581). It was originally part of Huating county, Shanghai county and the Chuansha Civil Center during the Tang (618-907), Yuan (1271-1368) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, respectively . It became a county of Jiangsu province during the Revolution of 1911.
After 1949, Chuansha was removed from Jiangsu province and is now under the jurisdiction of Shanghai.
On April 18, 1990, the Party Central Committee and the State Council decided to make Pudong a national development area, opening a new chapter in Pudong's history.
In 1993, Chuansha county was revoked and the Pudong New Area was founded and enlarged with the establishment of Huangpu and Yangpu districts.
In June 2005, the State Council approved the Pudong New Area's role as the first pilot area for comprehensive reforms.
In 2009, the Nanhui Administrative Region was made a subordinate to the Pudong New Area, marking a new beginning for the second-round of development in Pudong.
In August 2013, the State Council decided to establish the Shanghai FTZ in Pudong.
In December 2014, the State Council approved the expansion of the Shanghai FTZ.
In August 2019, the Lin-gang Special Area, a newly added part of the Shanghai FTZ was officially established, with many people expecting the area to become a new driver for China's opening-up.
2. Economic overview
Hang Yingwei, head of Pudong, said at the annual two sessions on Jan 11 that Pudong reported an estimated GDP of 1.45 trillion yuan ($228.3 billion) in 2021, growing by about 10 percent from that in 2020.
The gross industrial output value above designated size in Pudong totaled more than 1.23 trillion yuan in 2021, an increase of over 10 percent from the previous year. The total retail sales of consumer goods continued to grow rapidly last year, reporting a year-on-year growth of more than 15 percent and a total revenue of 5.5 trillion yuan.
Pudong's foreign trade was 2.3 trillion yuan in 2021, an increase of more than 10 percent, while the amount of paid-in foreign capital increased by more than 10 percent.
Pudong's GDP is poised to maintain steady growth this year, and the area is striving to achieve a year-on-year GDP growth of 6.5 percent.
For the next five years, Pudong has set a goal of expanding its economic aggregate to 2 trillion yuan, its per capita GDP to 300,000 yuan, and its per capita disposable income to 100,000 yuan, respectively. Efforts will also be made to continue to enhance the area's cultural soft power.
3. Geographical location
Pudong is situated on the east bank of the Huangpu River, resting at the intersection of China's coastal belt and the Yangtze River estuary. It is bordered on one side by the Yangtze River Delta urban megalopolis and on the other by the Pacific Ocean. With an average elevation of 3.87 meters, the altitude drops from west to east. It has a 115-kilometer-long coastline.
4. Administrative Division
The Pudong New Area has a total area of 1,210 square kilometers, and a permanent resident population of 5.57 million. It consists of 12 communities and 24 towns.